It’s already that time of year! You know, when we decorate our homes with ugly, terrifying Halloween decorations. I love it! I try not to be too distasteful, but there is just something strangely fun about having creepy things dressing up my home; even if I only get one month!
My kids enjoy the projects more than anything, so I try to make a few things every year from home. Although I enjoy being all artsy and stuff, I also like quick and easy. It should be FUN, right!? I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite DIY Homemade Halloween decorations that the adults and kids will love! They are all pretty painless but also very effective.
1. Glowing Eyes
Toilet paper rolls and glow sticks? Well, yes, if you want to scare all of the cute little trick-or-treaters. Of course you do. Just hide them in your bushes, shrubs and trees, and watch as your glowing eyes terrorize the neighborhood.
2. Eyeballs In A Tree
What better way to give your trees a little personality? The hardest part of this project is getting them up in the tree (that’s what husbands are for), but the rest is quick and easy! Just go check out Anna’s Instructions (you can buy the plain white beach balls here), or even buy these giant eyeball beach balls if you’d rather take the easy way out. 🙂
3. Bloody Handprint Clings
What’s Halloween without bloody handprints all over your windows and mirrors? Make them yourself with Elmer’s glue and red food coloring! They cling to just about any smooth surface. I like this idea for the inside of a glass front door and surrounding windows. Creepy!
4. Wall Spider Web
Quite impressive, I must say! Yarn, double sided tape and Karen’s hilarious instructions are all you will need to pull off this faux spider web. Oh, and maybe a few spiders, too.
5. Silhouette Lamp Shade
You’ve already got the lamp, so why not add a few silhouettes to spruce up your Halloween decor? It really doesn’t get much easier or cheaper than this! And, you probably already have the supplies on hand. Check out the full details for this project over at Young House Love.
6. Illuminated Ghost Garland
Adorable in the day AND night! These mini ghost lights are constructed with a strand of white lantern lights covered in white fabric. They almost look like something you could buy at Pottery Barn. I love the way they turned out! You will find the full instructions here.
7. Monster Face Archway
Now, THIS is an entrance fit for Halloween. This project is fairly simple with very few supplies, but just look at how effective it is! When attached to an archway, it gives the appearance that you’re entering a monster’s mouth. Very cool!
8. Dancing Lawn Ghosts
For this project, simply poke a styrofoam ball through the top of a white or green, tall garden/fence stake or spray-painted dowel, and then cover it with white fabric or cheesecloth. Lightweight fabric will pick up in the wind more, giving them the illusion that they’re dancing. If your fabric is on the sheer side, you might want to use a couple of layers.
Make several of them and place them in a circle with the fabric corners tied together. You can secure the fabric over the styrofoam with hot glue and a few white push pins in the very top for extra security. They look really cool dancing around a tree or faux fire pit!